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Santa Clarita Senior Center Presents 3rd Annual ‘Touch-A-Truck’ Event at Central Park June 20

June 19, 2015

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The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center and Mayor Marsha McLean will be hosting Touch-A-Truck on Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Central Park.

Touch-A-Truck will give attendees the chance to check out emergency vehicles, antique fire engines and cars featured in films, as well as enjoy costumed characters, magic and face painting.

For more information about the Santa Clarita Senior Center’s Touch-A-Truck event, visit MySCVCOA.org.

Around Town: Glitz and Glamour of Las Vegas Hits Old Town Newhall

June 19, 2015

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Last night, hundreds of community members filled Main Street in Old Town Newhall for the Thursdays@Newhall’s Let it Ride! Vegas themed SENSES block party, presented by Galpin Subaru.

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Residents tested their luck at the black jack, roulette, craps and three card poker dealer tables.

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Adult beverages were also available for purchase from The Vu Bar and Lounge’s onsite bar.

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Attendees also enjoyed a live performance from classic 80’s rock and pop tunes band After Party.

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Visitors also enjoyed savory and sweet treats throughout the night from Baby’s Badass Burgers, Lobsta Truck, Sweet E’s Truck, Newhall Refinery and El Trocadero Steak House, and hung out in the Galpin Lounge.

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The previously-canceled Revved Up car show returned to Main Street and featured Traditional Roads and Customs.

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For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s 2015 Thursdays@Newhall events, visit OldTownNewhall.com/ThursdaysatNewhall.

Let It Ride! Senses ‘Vegas’ Themed Block Party Happening this Thursday in Old Town Newhall

June 17, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, will feature black jack, roulette, craps and more on Thursday, June 18, with a “Let it Ride” Vegas-inspired SENSES on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

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From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. residents can test “lady luck” at black jack, roulette, craps and three card poker dealer tables or enjoy a live performance from classic 80’s rock and pop tunes band, After Party.

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Meanwhile on Main Street, the previously-canceled Revved Up car show featuring Traditional Roads and Customs will join the block party fun. Vehicles from the 40’s, 50’s and early-60’s with a primary emphasis on low-buck and home-built using period-correct components will line Main Street to be viewed and voted on for People’s Choice.

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Thursdays@Newhall visitors can also enjoy savory and sweet treats throughout the night from Baby’s Badass Burgers, Lobsta Truck, Sweet E’s Truck, Newhall Refinery and El Trocadero Steak House, and hang out in the Galpin Lounge. Adult beverages will be available for purchase at SENSES from The Vu Bar and Lounge’s onsite bar and at Revved Up from Persia Lounge.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s 2015 Thursdays@Newhall events, visit OldTownNewhall.com/ThursdaysatNewhall.

Santa Clara River Trail Phase III Ribbon Cutting Ceremony June 23

June 16, 2015

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Mayor Marsha McLean and the Santa Clarita City Council are inviting residents to the Santa Clara River Trail Phase III Ribbon Cutting Ceremony happening on Tuesday, June 23, at 10 a.m.

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This project added a pedestrian friendly walk way as well as bicycle lanes on the Santa Clara River Trail

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For more information or to RSVP to the event, contact Jessica Thompson at JEThompson@Santa-Clarita.com or call at (661)255-4939.

Two Wheels are Better than Four! Thursdays@Newhall’s ‘Revved Up’ Happening Tonight in Old Town Newhall

June 11, 2015

Tonight from 7 p.m. – 10 .m., Thursdays@Newhall’s Revved Up will feature custom Choppers, custom Harleys and classic motorcycles on Main Street in Old Town Newhall. The event will also include music, food trucks and adult beverages.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s 2015 Thursdays@Newhall events, visit OldTownNewhall.com/ThursdaysatNewhall or contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.

‘Read to the Rhythm’ at the Santa Clarita Public Library’s Summer Reading Program

June 9, 2015

Readers of all ages are invited to start the summer off on a high note with the Santa Clarita Public Library’s 2015 “Read to the Rhythm” Summer Reading Program from now through July 25. Online registration is now open and free to the public.

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The “Read to the Rhythm” program, presented in partnership with the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library, encourages residents to celebrate literature and music with a variety of summer programming available at the Canyon Country, Valencia and Old Town Newhall library branches, including specially themed story times and literary character programs, DIY crafts, dance classes, guitar design workshops, cooking classes, musical performances and more.

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To accommodate the many families that participate in the Summer Reading Program, some events will be held off-site. These “Rhythm ‘Round the City” events include:

  • Wild Wonders presents Jungle Boogie: June 22, at 3 p.m. at Golden Valley High School, located at 217051 Robert C. Lee Parkway
  • Rusty presents Let’s Go Save the Butterflies: July 17, at 6 p.m. at West Ranch High School, located at 26255 Valencia Boulevard

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The program will culminate at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 25 with a free Summer Reading Program Music Jamboree Finale at Newhall Park. The event will feature prize drawings, sponsor booths, an award ceremony and live performances from The Wacko Show, Terns and Nathalia Palis.

For full programming, information on special events, challenge details and registration information on the 2015 Summer Reading Program go to SCVSummerReading.com.     

Sign Up, Save Lives with the City’s Community Emergency Response Training Program

June 8, 2015

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Santa Clarita residents can learn life-saving emergency skills by signing up for the City’s Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program. The next three-week course runs September 12, 2015 through September 26, and will teach basic survival skills that can be crucial during disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods and other life-threatening situations.

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The Santa Clarita Activities Center is located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.

CERT classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.

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CERT is an interactive training series integrating lectures, videos, skills assessments and demonstrations to teach residents important skills needed to act quickly during emergencies. The program focuses on comprehensive emergency preparedness education and emphasizes the importance of preplanning and contingency planning to ensure the safety of family, friends and co-workers during times of crises.

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Participants will practice treating life-threatening conditions through a method used by first responders called Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (S.T.A.R.T). By the end of the course, trainees will be able to identify the proper courses of action and organize available resources according to the appropriate disaster situation.  The course culminates with a disaster simulation on the final evening.

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The CERT program is certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and requires no previous knowledge to participate. Participants must be 18 years or older. Classes are instructed by local firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and City of Santa Clarita staff.

Registration for the CERT program is now open online here. The class includes a $30 equipment fee.  For more information on the CERT program, visit Santa-Clarita.com/Emergency.

Around Town: Popular Summer Beach Bus is Back this Weekend

June 5, 2015

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the Santa Clarita Transit Summer Beach Bus, which opens tomorrow, June 6 and runs through September 6.  

Santa Clarita Transit offers two routes each weekend, with one route serving the east side of the City and the other route serving the west and south sides. Fares are $3.00 for adults and kids and $1.50 for seniors and persons with disabilities.

For more information about routes and schedules, visit SantaClaritaTransit.com or call (661) 294-1BUS (1287).

City to Host Reception for ‘Portraits of the Fallen Memorial’

June 5, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita is inviting community members to attend the ‘Portraits of the Fallen Memorial’ reception happening this Saturday, June 6, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Space 160 at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.

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This free public event will commemorate the opening of the art exhibit, which memorializes American military service members from California who sacrificed their lives while serving in the field during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the artists. The Portraits of the Fallen Memorial art exhibit will be on display until July 11. 

For more information on the art exhibit, visit PortraitsoftheFallenMemorial.org. For more information about public art in Santa Clarita, visit Santa-Clarita.com.

Attend the Final California High-Speed Rail Meeting Tuesday, June 9, in Downtown Los Angeles

June 4, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita is encouraging community members to attend the final High-Speed Rail Meeting happening on Tuesday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at the Ronald Reagan State Building Auditorium in Downtown Los Angeles.

The Ronald Reagan State Building is located at 300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles.

Now that the High Speed Rail Authority has completed community meetings along the Palmdale to Burbank project section, the Board will meet to hear final thoughts on which alignments will be included in the environmental review phase. This is the final opportunity to advocate our desire for appropriate, fully underground alignments that will not negatively impact communities or neighborhoods. 

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The City has arranged to provide a free transit bus to the Board meeting, departing at 8 a.m. from Santa Clarita City Hall. Seats are limited so please RSVP by calling Matt Levesque at 661-255-4902 to reserve your seat.

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority Project is a high speed rail system that will connect from San Francisco to Los Angeles at speeds up to 200 miles an hour.

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The project is currently on track to ravage the Sand Canyon neighborhood, Sulphur Springs Community School, Pinecrest Elementary School and Church of the Canyons.

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For more information on the California High Speed Rail project in Santa Clarita, visit Santa-Clarita.com/HSR.


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